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    P3at

    Been trying out Corbon DPX I box gone and KT wants more. It feeds great and recoil feels like 90grHP. Accuracy is in same ball park as 90grhp .
    I can't do pictures but destroys milk jugs of water Went thru the only 2 I had so couldn't recover bullet.(I figured 2nd one would stop nope. 2 holes and side of jug split. 1st jug opened like a bomb went off inside. Range approx 10'
    Since this is 3rd KT and its just a flawless as other 2 I think at this point I will put in rotation carry.

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    Keep posting michael, if it's still working out for you the end of the month I think I'll buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    Keep posting michael, if it's still working out for you the end of the month I think I'll buy one.
    What do you need I have 3 of them 2 P-32 and a P3AT . They all are flawless Between the 3 I have almost a 1000 rounds fired. Mine work I could buy 60 that work you could buy one that doesn't. Doesn't matter if Beretta,Colt Bersa,Walther,or Kel Tec. Their man made and some might experiance a problem. I had bad luck with a $700+ Para Ord and a $200 Taures. Nothing is perfect.
    But by KT's are at present giving a good accounting.

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    Well, 1 thing - I have read many times that keltec goes outta their way for good customer service - and worse case - they'll give U a new gun w/ the same serial # if nothing else works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael t
    What do you need I have 3 of them 2 P-32 and a P3AT . They all are flawless Between the 3 I have almost a 1000 rounds fired.
    I need to wait until the BEGINING of next month. Then I'll probably buy one, I just need to decide between the 32 and the 380.

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    Well, at first, I was gonna buy the 380 - but consensus mong owners on several other sites was that the 32 generally has less issues as a whole - and, I wanted to lessen the chance of a problem.

    Also, I shot the 9mm version of a Keltec, and that sucker was harsh. because 380s tend to be blowback usually, many actually recoil about equal to a 9mm. The 32 recoil is less than the 380 - and, it really is easy to shoot. I am glad I picked the 32, despite the small lowering of firepower. U get 1 extra shot, though...

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    I recently upgraded from the P32 to the P3AT. I was never entirely comfortable with the .32, even as a BUG (where I used to carry a .38 J-frame). I definitely prefer the added power of the .380.

    That said, the P3AT is MUCH more of a handful to shoot than the P32. It's the only gun I have ever put a Handall on, and even then it's a bit slippery under recoil. Quite honestly, the P3AT is very suitable for experienced shooters, but new shooters should steer well clear of it. Still, I find it more comfortable and easier to shoot well than a J-frame with good +P ammo.

    Shipwreck talks about "issues" with the P3AT, which I have read about on the 'Net. The four P3ATs I've had personal experience with all worked perfectly. Mine has been through hundreds of rounds (approaching a thousand) without so much as a cleaning, and it works without a hiccup. My P32 is just as good, so I can't give either one a nod in terms of reliability.

    You do get an extra round with the P32. It's also less in demand since the P3AT came out, so it is generally available for less money. I prefer the greater per-shot power of the P3AT, though, in a gun that is intended for up-close-and-personal encounters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco
    I recently upgraded from the P32 to the P3AT. I was never entirely comfortable with the .32, even as a BUG (where I used to carry a .38 J-frame). I definitely prefer the added power of the .380.
    What kind of ammo are you using Mike?

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    Re Kel Tecs

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    I have a P32 that has been 100%. I have about 900 rounds through it. I carry a Speer gold dot in the chamber and Federal 71gr FMJ in the magazine.
    The FMJ assures the desired penetration in a SD situation. I have the +1 ext on the magazine that totals out to 9 rounds in the gun. I carry the P32 as a BUG to my Glock27. I recently bought a P11 that so far has 125 rounds through it with no problems. It seems to like the Speer Gold dots. I hope to get the P3-AT also when the checkbook allows. I will keep the .32 though. Check out
    this link for some interesting ballistic testing. A P32 was used in some of the tests.

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot26.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    What kind of ammo are you using Mike?
    I load with Speer 90 grain Gold Dot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    I load with Speer 90 grain Gold Dot.
    Handloads or factory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    Handloads or factory?
    I only use factory ammo for defense. Which doesn't mean I totally buy into the Massad Ayoob legal theory on handloads for defense. It's more for reliablility and convenience reasons.

    That and the fact that I don't handload anymore.
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    I'll probably load for mine when I get it. I had a friend of mine give me a set of 380 carbide dies a month or so ago. I'll get a couple of boxes of factory ammo and run them across the chrono, then I'll load some up. Thanks for the help and advice.

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